The New England Patriots could be without their starting quarterback in the coming weeks.
Mac Jones is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s 37-26 loss to the Ravens and is likely to miss some time, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported. Jones will have an MRI on Monday and Rapoport added that if the MRI confirms the sprain, a trip to injured reserve is potentially in play.
The injury occurred on an interception during the Patriots’ final offensive play of the game, after which Jones hopped to the sideline, unable to put weight on the injured leg. He was then seen in considerable pain being helped down the stairs to the locker room.
Jones went 22 of 32 for 321 yards and three interceptions before exiting as the team fell short in a comeback bid against Baltimore.
This marks the second time in three weeks that Jones has sustained an injury late in a game. Jones dealt with back spasms in the Patriots’ season opener against the Dolphins.
The loss dropped New England to 1-2 on the season.
If Jones does indeed miss time, the Patriots’ options behind center are 36-year-old Brian Hoyer, who is in his third stint with the Patriots, and fourth-round rookie Bailey Zappe as New England looks to climb back to a .500 record in Week 4 against the Packers.